SAN DIEGO, CA -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE) will offer Operation FitKids™ Youth Fitness Curriculum, a new educational tool that can be integrated into the classroom at no cost to educators.

“More children are at risk of developing life-threatening diseases as a result of poor nutrition and inactivity,” said Ken Germano, president of ACE. “That’s why ACE has developed this new health and fitness curriculum to help educators teach children about the importance of being physically active and making healthy food choices through fun nutrition and fitness lessons.”

The Operation FitKids Youth Fitness Curriculum is offered as a public service of ACE’s youth outreach program Operation FitKids (OFK). OFK provides educational materials and training to educators, fitness professionals, health professionals and concerned parents.

Created by ACE fitness expert and 2004 ACE Fitness Director of the Year Debi Pillarella, M.Ed., the curriculum is designed for third through fifth grade teachers looking to integrate health and fitness activities into the classroom setting. The seven-module curriculum teaches students how to feel good in body and mind through interactive and easily explained lessons that integrate exercise and nutrition concepts.

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